Career coach’s advice to job seekers: Stay positive, be flexible
Not losing hope and staying flexible – these are two of the key qualities principal career coach Christine Gan considers vital for dealing with joblessness.
Ms Gan, of government agency Workforce Singapore (WSG), also said it is natural for a retrenched worker to experience negative emotions, such as feeling a lack of self-worth and a sense of uncertainty. But it is important to stay positive as there are still job opportunities, she added.
Ms Gan gave these tips yesterday, when she and The Straits Times assistant news editor Toh Yong Chuan discussed ways workers can cope with joblessness as a result of the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.